In 2001, when the United Nations declared Kosovo "mine free", the 18 de-mining agencies operating on the ground were ordered to leave the country. In 2008, when a serious accident occurred in the Pristina region, the UN revised its position and allowed them to return to work. Among these, Halo Trust now operates with a 117-person team in hundreds of sites contaminated by unexploded mines. The goal is to return to the Kosovo’s rural population a clean and decontaminated land within 7-10 years. Here, a de-miner at work in the woods surrounding the village of Balincë. December 2016.
Photo by @emanueleamighetti
Text by Luigi Mastrodonato
#kosovo #demining #uxo #landmines #halotrust #vicitimsofwar #kosovowar #aftermath #opensociety #photojournalism #documentary
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  • opensocietyfoundationsIn 2001, when the United Nations declared Kosovo "mine free", the 18 de-mining agencies operating on the ground were ordered to leave the country. In 2008, when a serious accident occurred in the Pristina region, the UN revised its position and allowed them to return to work. Among these, Halo Trust now operates with a 117-person team in hundreds of sites contaminated by unexploded mines. The goal is to return to the Kosovo’s rural population a clean and decontaminated land within 7-10 years. Here, a de-miner at work in the woods surrounding the village of Balincë. December 2016.
    Photo by @emanueleamighetti
    Text by Luigi Mastrodonato
    #kosovo #demining #uxo #landmines #halotrust #vicitimsofwar #kosovowar #aftermath #opensociety #photojournalism #documentary

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  • ccazalisSo 8 years later another 7-10 years are needed to finish the job. Why were the deminers not clear of clearing?
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